Frameworks

three people looking at papersThere are three levels of apprenticeships available as frameworks until December 2017:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care - level 2
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care - level 3
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management - level 5 (closing date to be confirmed)

Intermediate and advanced apprenticeships

  • The intermediate and advanced apprenticeships are made up of different parts that give learners a range of skills and knowledge.
  • These parts are called ‘components’ and each component plays a key role in developing a capable, confident and skilled worker.
  • The apprentice will gain different qualifications dependent on which level of apprenticeship they complete.

Higher apprenticeships

  • The higher apprenticeship is for those in a manager or business development role in adult social care, or for those who need a high level of knowledge or specific specialism.
  • The Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management (England) qualification has two pathways - a general and a specialist pathway.

Framework certificates

We issue framework certificates through the Apprentice Certificates England (ACE) system. This is on behalf of Skills for Care and Development (ACE certification body).

We certificate for the:

  • higher apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management
  • the social care pathway at intermediate and advanced level of the joint health and social care (England) framework
  • the children and young people’s workforce (England) framework.

More details and guidance on the framework certificates can be found in our Apprenticeship Framework Certificate interactive pdf.

Working with young people and children

If you want to work with children and young people, we can certificate the current children and young people’s workforce apprenticeship framework.

What’s in the framework?

The children and young people’s workforce framework includes:

  • an intermediate apprenticeship with a single pathway (level 2)
  • an advanced apprenticeship (level 3) with three pathways:
  1. early years, based on the early years educator qualifications
  2. social care children and young people, based on the diploma for the children and young people’s workforce
  3. residential childcare based on the diploma in residential childcare

Our FAQ sheet gives you more information and guidance on working with children and young people.  

From 1 January 2018 apprentices will only be able to register on apprenticeship standards.

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